NYC Chilly Breezy New Years Eve Tonight
Good morning everyone. Lingering clouds from yesterday’s system continue to haunt the area as everything begins to pull away. Eventually we’ll see some clearing, but stiff westerlies will start up as cooler air moves in, and we’ll have a chilly one tonight if you’re celebrating in Times Square. Otherwise, things are somewhat quiet, with a rainmaker coming through every 4-6 days and no major snows on the immediate horizon.
After morning clouds and a sprinkle here or there, partial clearing will ensue and stiff westerlies will kick up. Expect highs in the 45-50 range, but if the wind kicks up as we approach 50, it won’t feel as mild due to the windchill.
It’s pretty much the same story tonight. The chilly feel is the fault of the steady winds and not our actual low temps. Mid 30’s come party time in Manhattan, will feel like 20’s in spots. We’ve had New Year’s Eve celebrations much colder than this, but dress appropriately regardless due to the wind.
New Years Day tomorrow is looking rather seasonal, with mostly sunny skies, those stiff westerlies continuing, and highs in the low 40’s. Remember, even in the “dead of winter”, our average highs for NYC are in the upper 30’s, so we are close and this is not considered mild.
Thursday we can put in the mild category, as our next system approaches, winds settle down a bit, and highs reach near 50 before clouds move in late.
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Friday remains a washout, and saturated grounds may help in aiding localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Look for mid to upper 40’s and just a rainy day overall.
Our weekend starts off rainy and mild, with AM rain on Saturday, then maybe some partial clearing late. We’ll get near 50 again, then play games with the wind again as drier air heads in. Sunday is looking near-average with low 40’s, breezy conditions, and a mix of sun and clouds.
The long range continues to look quiet as far as snow, but we’ll continue to keep an eye on any oddities that may pop up behind these large systems transiting our area.
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